Jain Food Recipes

Dal Fry – Toor Dal

Dal Fry – Toor Dal Recipe

By avni Published: July 8, 2012

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. soak the dal overnight
  2. wash the dal twice thrice until water is clear. Add salt, water, ginger and turmeric in the dal. pressure cook the dal for about 4-5 whistles or take a thick bottom pan and boil it on medium heat.
  3. Mix the dal well; there should be no lumps in it. thee consistency of the dal should be thick.
  4. Add ghee in a deep thick bottom pan for tadka. Add mustard seeds, cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute till the mustard seeds splatter.
  5. Add the tomatoes in the tadka
  6. add the dried masalas as well and cook it for 3 to 4 mintues. Make sure the masalas dont burn, so keep stirring in between.
  7. Pour the dal with the cooked masala and cover the lid for 3-4 mintues until the dal starts boiling
  8. Garnish the dal with corainder and serve it hot with rice or chapati.
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Black dal/ Kali dal/ Dal makhani

Black dal/ Kali dal/ Dal makhani Recipe

By avni Published: July 6, 2012

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Clean, wash and soak the dals overnight
  2. Add Salt in the soaked dal and pressure cook it for 4 whistles, in the same soaked water. You can add water as required
  3. Keep the pressure cooker aside for a while until it cools down, open the lid only after all the steam escapes
  4. Mash the cooked dals slightly with the spoon. It gives dal makhani smoother and thick consistency
  5. Take a thick bottom pan, heat the ghee for tardka. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. You can add 4-5 seeds of fenugreek seeds/ methi (optional). Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the dal and add garam masala, red chilli powder to taste
  7. Add the yogurt slowly to the dal and simmer till it becomes thick
  8. Garnish the dal with coriander and serve hot with chapatti or rice
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Falafel

Falafel Recipe

By avni Published: July 3, 2012

  • Yield: 20 balls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 11/2hr mins
  • Ready In: 26 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in a bowl with water
  2. Pressure cook them and strain all the water
  3. Ignore the first two steps if you are using canned beans
  4. Mash the chickpeas in a food processor and mix all the other ingredients in it. It will form at tnick paste
  5. Make approx 20 balls out of the thick batter and deep fry it in hot oil
  6. As an appetizer serve hot with hummus and tahini. As a main course Stuff pita bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tahini, salt and pepper
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Pani Puri Pani

Pani Puri Pani Recipe

By avni Published: July 3, 2012

  • Yield: 1 liter (5 Servings)
  • Prep: 1o min
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 11 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak the tamarind in warm Water for about half an hour and strain the pulp Through a sieve. Soak Jaggery for half an hour in another bowl.
  2. Add the tamarind pulp and Jaggery with the other ingredients except black salt and grind it in the mixture until fine paste using little water
  3. Add 1 litre of water and add black salt and salt as required
  4. Pour the Pani puri Pani in the serving vessel and keep it in the refrigerator for 3 hours
  5. Serve it chilled. First Make a hole in the middle of The puri , the add sprouts (moong) and ragda (white vatana) in it. Then n top add tamarind chutney and dip the puri in the chilled Pani.you can add boondi in the Pani puri's Pani itself.
  6. Eat it immediately to enjoy the crispy and tasty pani puri.
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Kadhi

Gujarati Kadhi

By avni Published: June 19, 2012

  • Yield: 4 cups (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 20 mins

It is eaten mainly with Kichadi , rice or Bhakri .

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix curd, besan, water and beat it well.
  2. Add ginger chilli paste, salt, sugar and curry leaves and keep it on slow heat.
  3. Keep stirring until it boils.
  4. Prepare the seasoning by heating the ghee and frying the Methi, mustard and cumin seeds until they turn brown and add red chilli and asafoetida/ hing.
  5. Add the seasoning to the Kadhi and boil for few minutes.
  6. Sprinkle coriander on top as garnish and serve hot with Kichadi/ rice/ Bhakri.
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